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10 Unintentionally Terrifying Kids Movies I Still Haven’t Recovered From

Seriously, I think the '80s were trying to kill me.

There’s an endless supply of titles meant to unsettle adults, but when I was younger, some of the movies that horrified me the most weren’t horror movies at all. Here are 10 films that (mostly) unintentionally terrified me as a kid.

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Things We Saw Today: The Matt the Radar Technician Tattoo You’re Looking For

So what do you guys think about Kylo Ren?

Bill DeNovio Tattoos shared this image of a tattoo honoring Matt the Radar Technician, the greatest hero of the Star Wars universe. By the way, have you guys heard that Kylo Ren is shredded?

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Important Life Lessons Learned from Plucky T(w)een Heroines

Here is a look at some of the plucky teen and tween heroines that have inspired me over the years!

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People Complaining That The Wiz Has An All-Black Cast Know Nothing About Musical Theatre

The Wiz Live! premieres tonight, featuring an impressive star-studded cast of greats like Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West (pictured above), Queen Latifah as the Wiz (!!!), Uzo Aduba as Glinda -- the list goes on and on! And yet, of course, racists are complaining.

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Eddie Redmayne Going to Be Great and Terrible in New Biopic

Lions and tigers and cinnamon rolls oh my.

Eddie Redmayne has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's Road to Oz.

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Things We Saw Today: Southern Bastards #10 Variant Cover Destroys the Confederate Flag

"Death to the Flag, Long Live the South."

The cover also reads, "Death to the Flag, Long Live the South."

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LEGO Preparing to Take All of Everyone’s Money With Amiibo-like Video Game

Bricks on bricks on bricks.

You can build anything with LEGO! And that includes a machine to efficiently extract all of the world's money. All of it. Say hello to LEGO's new toy-based video game, LEGO Dimensions.

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NBC’s Next Hate-Watch Spectaculars Will Likely Be The Wiz and Music Man

Er, musicals.

According to Deadline, this morning NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the network had finalized a deal for the rights to The Wiz, to be produced by NBC's The Sound of Music and Peter Pan executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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Things We Saw Today: Who Needs a Christmas Tree When You’ve Got A Little Groot?

Groot tidings we bring, to you and your kin!

Hot Toys' Little Groot is a mere $44.99 (well, mere compared to their Star-Lord figurine), with expected shipment in January.

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Television, Toil and Trouble: The Witches Of TV

Close your eyes and picture a witch. You probably see one of two things: A wrinkled, gaunt old woman dressed all in black… or Willow Rosenberg.

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Grandmother’s Obituary Reads “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” At Her Request

There's no place like home.

Loving grandmother, wife, and Wizard of Oz fan Johanna R. Scarpitti had some sweetly unique requests for how she be remembered.

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Judy Garland Singing Death Metal “Over the Rainbow” Is the Perfect Friday Video

Life, love, and happiness.

It's 4:00 on a Friday. You're still at work, with the glorious specter of the weekend hanging over your head. Mentally, you're maaaybe not quite as present as your boss would like you to be. You click play. Your life changes. You change. You will never be the same again.

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Cat Cosplay: Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who & More!


Wendy McKee has been getting a lot of attention lately for her kitty cosplay and does this surprise us? Not in the least. “I would probably be considered a crazy cat lady,” she told “My house seems to be the place that people drop off cats that they don’t want anymore.”

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Craig Davison Paints Children and the Fictional Characters They Pretend to Play

Our Adorable Past

Craig Davison has a series of paintings where he depicts kids in pretend play, and the character's they're emulating. The result is pretty adorable. Many more can be found on his site.

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And the Next Musical NBC’s Going to Butcher Is…

Thank You?

There's also some news on the peacock network’s upcoming Wizard of Oz show. No, it’s not the Game of Thrones-y one. Or the medical drama. Or Syfy’s post-apocalyptic version.

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Things We Saw Today: Wow, I Didn’t Know There Are No Female Characters In Adventure Time!

Things We Saw Today least that's what you'd think if you looked at McDonalds' line of Adventure Time Happy Meal toys, which has only male characters and is marketed "for boys," while the Paul Frank monkeys are "for girls." Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess, etc. must have been figments of my imagination this whole time. (Serious Eats)

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That Game Of Thrones-Esque Wizard Of Oz Show Is Coming To Lifetime

And That's Terrible

Warner Bros' grown-up Wizard of Oz series has landed like a house in a tornado at Lifetime. 

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The Wizard of Oz Is The Oldest Film Ever To Be Converted To 3D [VIDEO]

What It Says On the Tin

As much as I don't care for post-conversion 3D or IMAX in general, I will definitely be seeing The Wizard of Oz when it's re-released September 20th. Of course I'd go and see it just as quickly if it were being showed in it's original format but after watching this video showing the process of how it's all done, I'm looking forward to seeing the results. (via Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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The Team Behind Elementary Is Doing a The Wizard of Oz Medical Drama

what is this I don't even

First Syfy puts a post-apocalyptic The Wizard of Oz in the pipeline, and now CBS is doing their own version as a medical drama. If someone doesn't get around to doing an outer space-set Wizard sci-fi comedy I will be sorely disappointed.

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Things We Saw Today: John Barrowman Reenacts Death Scene With Cosplayer

Things We Saw Today

John Barrowman, international treasure. (

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